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It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy.
It indiscriminately deletes files on the computer.
It notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, via mapped drives.
|First detected on:||June 27, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||June 27, 2008|
Delf.AIW is a backdoor that allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer in order to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks performed on the computer.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
passwords saved by certain Windows services; email addresses.
It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.
It causes information loss:
it indiscriminately deletes random files.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
Delf.AIW uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.